Zlatan Ibrahimovic is set to join MLS side LA Galaxy following his release from Man U, according to reports in Spain.
With the cruciate ligament injury the 35-year-old suffered in the Europa League semi-final against Celta Vigo putting the Swede out of action until the start of 2018, United decided to let him go.
Now Marca in Spain has reported Zlatan will move Stateside to prolong his career, with LA Galaxy making their move now he is a free agent.
Ibrahimovic will reportedly take the same path as David Beckham and Stephen Gerrard in moving to California where the Galaxy hope he will be fit for the start of the next MLS pre-season in March.
The ‘lion’ is already ahead of schedule with his recovery.
Ibrahimovic earned a basic wage of £367,640-a-week last season – meaning the MLS will have to break the bank to make a deal – but the Galaxy are keen to bring him to to the StubHub Center as a marquee signing with competition looming from Los Angeles FC, a rival club coming to the MLS.
He may be old but Zlatan scored 28 goals in 41 appearances for Man U and the former Barcelona and Inter Milan striker is not short of offers, making it a major coup for the Galaxy if they pull it off.